The Mallotus wrayi complex (Euphorbiaceae)
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants , Volume 51 - Issue 2 p. 373- 388
The Mallotus wrayi King ex Hook.f. complex on the Sunda Shelf of the Malay Archipelago (Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo) appeared to comprise four species instead of a single, very heterogeneous one. Two synonyms (M. caudatus Merr. and M. lancifolius Hook.f.) are resurrected and a new species, M. spinifructus, is described. Important characters can be found in the density of the hairs (glandular scale-like, simple or stellate), type of stellately bundled hairs, lengths of inflorescences, bracts, and bracts of the terminal bud, and in the stigma width and hairiness.
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van Welzen, P.C, & Sierra, S.E.C. (2006). The Mallotus wrayi complex (Euphorbiaceae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 51(2), 373–388.